Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina wins her first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon: Basics Explained

Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina wins her first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon. She had won the championship at the All England Club with a 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 victory over Ons Jabeur — the first singles trophy at a major tournament for her adopted country of Kazakhstan. She was born in Moscow and has represented Kazakhstan since 2018 when that country offered her funding to support her tennis career.

Since the WTA computer rankings began in 1975, just one woman ranked lower than the No. 23 Rybakina has won Wimbledon — Venus Williams in 2007 at No. 31, although she had been No. 1 and already won three of her five career Wimbledon trophies.


The French Open is played on clay, which owes its red colour to the crushed brick which forms the upper layer of the surface. There are three layers in all – one of limestone, one of clinker, and one of stone – as well as drainage pipes. Clay is the slowest of surfaces. Along with the Australian Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open, the French Open is one of the four historic tennis tournaments which make up the legendary Grand Slam.

The four tournaments all being played on different surfaces: Plexi cushion in Australia, clay at Roland Garros, grass at Wimbledon, and Decoturf at the US Open. The Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, and US Open are the four Grand Slam tournaments. The Grand Slam itinerary consists of the Australian Open in mid-January, the French Open in May/June, Wimbledon in June/July, and the US Open in August/September.

Most men’s/women Wimbledon titles

Player                      Country                       Wins

Roger Federer         Switzerland                  8

Martina Navratilova   USA                          9


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